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The Cricket’s Daily 3: Meet James Corden, your new late-night host

First Published      Last Updated Aug 07 2014 07:30 am

Here's what's being talked about in pop culture:

• British actor-comedian James Corden is in line to replace Craig Ferguson on CBS' "The Late Late Show." Corden won a Tony for his role in "One Man, Two Guvnors," co-starred in "Begin Again," and had a recurring role on "Doctor Who." [The Wrap, Entertainment Weekly]

• "Portlandia" co-creator/star Carrie Brownstein has signed on to write her first movie, an adaptation of the British mini-series "Lost in Austen." The story, about a modern woman suddenly put into Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice," was one of the projects Nora Ephron was working on when she died in 2012. [Variety]

• Marilyn Burns, an actress best known for playing the "scream queen" survivor of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," has died in her Houston home. She was 65. [The Hollywood Reporter]